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Chula Vista Police Officers Association Endorses Pat Aguilar for City Council
CVPOA President Fred Rowbotham issued the following statement:
"The Chula Vista Police Officers Association is proud to endorse Pat Aguilar for re-election to the Chula Vista City Council.
Throughout her tenure on the Council, Pat has been a strong and consistent advocate for public safety in our city. She has a strong understanding of the challenges our city and law enforcement must face in the future. We are confident that her leadership and vision will continue to help keep Chula Vista safe, and we enthusiastically support her candidacy."
For more information, please contact CVPOA PAC Chair Mike Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Chula Vista Police Department faces staffing crisis
Several months ago, the Chula Vista City Council commissioned Matrix Consulting Group to address police staffing shortages in the city of Chula Vista.
The Matrix study concluded that department staffing is stretched too thin and offered solutions to address the problem. However, nearly eight months later, there are fewer officers patrolling Chula Vista's neighborhoods than when the report was published.
Worse, the department is now drawing resources from other critical law enforcement functions in order to provide basic patrol coverage. Just this week, officers were moved from task force assignments such as narcotics enforcement and the important work of tracking criminals recently released due to realignment.
Even with these changes, staffing levels have continued to decrease, and consequently, the safety of the public and police officers is at increased risk.
Join us in demanding that the City Council place action behind their words by demanding a budget that reflects the true value of keeping Chula Vista safe.
Public Safety Workshop Memo - 4.19.2013
View the Study
View City Manager's Report
Letter from Police Chief Bejarano